Starlight, Australia

When travelling I like to keep things as casual as humanly possible.

Bare feet, wild beach hair, no makeup, and as few clothes as company will allow. Thankfully the chap feels the same way. Together we make the perfect pair of beach bums.

But One&Only planned a rather special supper for us, so we made an exception.

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And I have to say it felt pretty lovely to get all spruced up… and seeing as we were in paradise? I got to keep my feet bare, and wriggling in the sand.

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Wearing a new dress from an Aussie designer.

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The star scattered print makes you feel as though you’re enrobed in the galaxies themselves.

It seemed only fitting to pair it with a Constellation Necklace.

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An embroidered clutch, and Trinity Bangles.

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For the first part of our starlit evening, we boarded a boat and headed out to a tiny, deserted island to watch the sun set.

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The most spectacular spot, to watch the best sunset of our trip.

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^ Take my strong hand!

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We paddled in the cool, indigo sea, danced on the shore and bathed in the dwindling golden light.

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Of course, you know me.

I would never be marooned without provisions!

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We watched as the sky changed into every shade imaginable.

And imagined the sun making the hisssΒ of a hot pan as it dunked into the sea.

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We floated back across the velvet sea.

Marvelling at the view as we went.

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The stars came out with the bats, which swooped overhead as we came into shore.

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We were guided down to our own private cove, with a table set for two.

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We dined beneath the light of the full moon, and I don’t know if I’ve ever felt quite so swept off my feet!

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When we got back to the room, the bathroom had been turned into a little love nest.

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Candles everywhere, a bath swimming with scented oils, salts and orchids.

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The most magical evening I can remember. And I still can’t help but think of The Owl & The Pussycat!

“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.”


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  • Rosie, this sounds like utter bliss – utter bliss.

  • You’re such a bombshell! What a beautifully romantic night πŸ™‚


  • this is absolutely gorgeous! what a gorgeous place and love the necklace!

  • That dress is something else! I need it in my life it’s simply beautiful! You look like a sky full of stars! I love how the One&Only transformed your room they made it so special. I also really appreciated the ‘strong hand’ reference which cracked me up. xx

  • Oh you just look stunning in this dress and the setting is just magical, wish I was on an island just like that

  • Your other half is quite the photographer Rosie, he’s captured some stunning photos here. It takes me back to my honeymoon too, we hired out our own little private beach spot for the night and had a butler serviced meal, who ended up joining us for a drink and a chat. So relaxed and blissful watching the sunset! πŸ™‚

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  • Thats so beautiful, and Im repeating myself, but the photos are just amazing! And you look so happy!

  • Breathtakingly beautiful – what a magical evening! Xx

    Olivia –

  • This is absolutely perfect.

    Katie x

  • Your other half definitely knows how to work a camera, and you are working that dress!
    The style and neckline are perfect on you! xo

  • this looks like a total dream!!

    sachie //

  • Kara

    This is the blog post I was waiting for since I saw the post on Instagram. My hubby travels for a living (much like yourself) and it is truly difficult to impress him….but I managed on our recent Bahamas trip. Isn’t it great to be truly dazzled every once in awhile?

  • mariel

    wow, it looks like something from a move from your dress to the meal under the stars and moon to the candle lit bathroom, just amazing <3 these photos are so beautiful Rosie, especially of the sunset πŸ™‚

  • Your dress is drop dead gorgeous!! The whole evening seems very romantic!

  • So beautiful!! Such an incredible life with magical opportunities- always inspiring me to go out and see and do, even it has to be close to home right now. You still inspire me to be an adventurer!

  • I kept expecting you to say he proposed at the end going off how bloody romantic that entire evening seemed.

    • Melbournian Mama

      me too

      • Diamond Diamond

        Me three!

  • gorgeous photographs, you look incredible!

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  • Frankie Lee

    Ah, this is making me look forward to my Australia trip in December!

    F x

  • The beachy sunset, your dress and a candle lit dinner to boot! Talk about island vibes, it seriously doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Jersey Girl

    I think this is quite possibly my favorite post you have ever written Rosie. It’s simply stunning, photography and words alike. It’s my idea of a romantic heaven, you’re an exceptionally lucky lady! Thank you for sharing paradise! x Jersey Girl x

  • Dressed up with bare feet in the sand? Umm, let me think, YES PLEASE! Sounds like the most fabulous night ever and what a location to do it in!

  • That dress is freaking gorgeous! You look so good in it! Love how the sunlight makes your skin look so bronzed, and you look so happy in those photos, and everything looks so so romantic. It must have been such a wonderful evening. It is nice to get dressed up and all glam during a holiday/vacation once in a while!

    x Carina | Running White Horses

  • A ball gown on the beach, how decadent and beautiful.

  • Wow this sounds absolutely amazing! Plus a lobster dinner is the perfect tail-end to your day (excuse the pun!).

  • Tal
  • mycitymylondon

    Oh my that dress looks too pretty to wear on sand! Stunning though, looking gorgeous as always Rosie:):)

    I want to be wined and dined on the beach at sunset too:):) I am waiting for Mr right, I hope he is around the corner

    • Rosie

      Trust me, he is.
      I had given up all hope of finding mine… and then just as I’d decided I’d stop looking, he appeared.
      I’m a big believer in the idea that you can never truly love someone else or be loved properly until you learn to love yourself. To be kind to yourself and know that you don’t NEED someone else, but when you do meet them you can just enjoy being equals together. To adventurers joining up!
      All the relationships I’ve been in before just feel like they were preparing me for the right one. I had a lot to learn about compromise, and now we just… fit.
      I felt like I would never meet the right one, and maybe I should just settle. But I’m so glad I didn’t.
      Don’t worry, he’s out there wondering what it will be like to meet you, too. xx

  • Nothing beats a good sunset. This seems like such a romantic evening!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • I’m usually cautious with star prints, but I love this dress! What a magical evening πŸ™‚ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • wow.. Just. Wow I’m speechless. This looks like heavan.

  • Shannon Groelle

    You, the dress, the sunset, the night – utterly magnificent! Forever envious and entranced by you and your life!!!

  • These photos are beautiful and it sounds amazing! I absolutely adore what you’re wearing!

    Courtney |

  • Muthoni Noni Muchiri

    This is so beautiful! I spent 5 years in Australia and I still miss it!
    Love from Kenya! You really should come visit here soon, you’d looove it πŸ™‚

  • Now talk about romantic! Beautiful!

  • Ahhh…I’ve had some of these amazing beach dinners before, it’s just so romantic and special…

    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London<a

  • What a gorgeously romantic evening. We did this in the Maldives & it really is heavenly. Adore your dress Rosie, I love Zimmerman, especially their beachwear.

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Beautiful dress! Love it!

  • My word, this is just heavenly! Firstly Rosie, that dress is stunning on you, your chap is certainly a lucky man; and what a way to spend the evening – wined and dined and then a relaxing bath, it’s all about those candles though! Totally with you on the windswept, barefoot not make-up front, it’s the only way πŸ™‚

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • What a gorgeous place and dress!

  • That dress is so pretty! Looks like a beautiful place too!

  • I can’t get over how hot these photos are.



  • This is the most beautiful post! You look stunning as per usual!

  • Karliah White

    How creepy are the Curlews, Rosie… they make such horrible noises and sulk around

  • every photograph you take is perfect and conveys so much, i only hope some day i can take photographs like you πŸ™‚

  • Your Mr sure knows his way around a camera!

    The silhouette on that dress is sublime too. What a beautiful post πŸ™‚ Pure magic.

    B x

  • That evening looks ridiculously dreamy. Have always wanted to have dinner on a secluded beach. And who doesn’t love a great sunset?! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Kate Style Petite

    What a gorgeous sunset!

  • Just stick a fork in me, I’m done. I was kind of light-headed there for a bit myself just reading about it. πŸ˜‰ Amazing, amazing post. Much love, Rosie!

  • Ceri

    Amazing! It all looks so beautiful!
    I also particularly enjoyed the ‘take my strong hand’ caption! Good ol’ Scary Movie πŸ˜€

    October Eleven

  • So romantic! What a lovely place! – Charlie,

  • Looks absolutely amazing xx

  • Ashlee

    Such a flattering dress on you!! Looks like such a fun evening!

  • That looks so utterly romantic!! Such a perfect evening.


  • Liviasadventures

    This looks seriously beautiful and romantic! Your dress, the beach and the food just the perfect match!

  • Such lovely photographs I hope you had a good evening!! πŸ™‚

  • D.D

    In that dress you look like Ariel from the little mermaid when she comes walking out of the water at the end as a human :)<3 xxx

  • Queenie Lee

    Looks magical and you look absolutely stunning, as always πŸ˜‰

  • That dress is GORGEOUS! Australia looks as lovely as I remember it being! πŸ™‚


  • Niki Hodgson

    I absolutely love this blog post Rosie, the sunset pics are incredible.
    You are my inspiration for my new travel & food blog I’ve just set up with my boyfriend!

    Niki x

  • FABULISHIOUS post dear πŸ™‚ I wish you a great day in the sun.

    Check out my new post….Cute glamping tips & inspiration πŸ™‚

    LOVE Maria Inredning – it’s Swedish for decor